wish fulfillment


gratification of desires.
Psychoanalysis. the drive to free oneself from tension caused by instinctual needs, as sex.

Origin of wish fulfillment

First recorded in 1905–10
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Contemporary Examples of wish fulfillment

  • Cain might just be for conservatives what Barack Obama was for liberals in 2008—a kind of wish-fulfillment candidate.

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    Romney’s Worst Nightmare

    Michael Tomasky

    October 14, 2011

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wish fulfillment



In psychoanalytic theory, the satisfaction of a desire, need, or impulse through a dream or other exercise of the imagination.
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